To outdo BSP rally crowd, BJP books 27 trains to ferry workers

In A bid to beat Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in size of crowd in its Lucknow rally, the BJP has decided to book 27 trains to ferry workers from different parts of the state for Narendra Modi's rally scheduled to be held March 2.

The BSP has booked 22 trains for ferrying people from various parts of UP for "Savdhan Maharally" to be held at Lucknow's Ramabai Ambedkar ground, on the occasion of Mayawati's birthday.

BJP spokesperson Chandra Mohan said Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan cannot accommodate more than five lakh people. "As BJP rally will attract crowd more than other political parties, BJP has changed the venue to Smriti Upwan," he added.

Meanwhile, BJP national general secretary and state in-charge Amit Shah Wednesday held a meeting with the state office-bearers in Lucknow to review the preparations of upcoming rallies of Narendra Modi scheduled in Gorakhpur, Meerut and Lucknow.

Party state media in-charge Manish Shukla said the party has already written to the Railways Board to book the trains. Trains have been booked from Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Varanasi, Mathura, Chitrakoot, Lalitpur, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Sonbhadra and other places, he added.

Shah will himself hold 10 such meetings across the state between January 20 and February 7.

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